Why open mindedness can’t get you truth or love

Open mindedness is good for the journey, but it is no destination itself. Though it’s thought of as the Promised Land of our time, it makes us all the more into desert wanderers.

Each culture has its narratives and dogmas. In some way, we’re all religiously affiliated to scripts and scriptures of a kind. Right now, open mindedness is one of our reigning cultural virtues, but I don’t think it’s particularly noble or even very helpful when it forms the center of our search for truth and love…
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Every day a Friday

This short reflection compares our desperate infatuation with TGIF to the Christian call to daily self-denial, sacrificial love, and redemptive activity–no more perfectly illustrated than by God Himself on one Friday so many years ago. Read on…

Ray Sikes

A popular television preacher, known for his positive messages of self-affirmation and achieving personal happiness, wrote a book titled Every Day a Friday. Now, this idea appeals to me because I happen to like Fridays. It’s dress down day at work, people seem to be in a good mood, and I usually look forward to a pleasant weekend. Apparently, I’m not alone. Studies suggest that people are happiest on Fridays, so I suppose the whole point of the book is that we can be happy every day.

On the other hand, I’m not so sure what all that has to do with the Bible or with being a Christian.

Jesus said that he “came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many” (Mark 10:45). His work of service reached a grueling and agonizing conclusion while nailed to a cross one Friday…

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